WWII PC strategy Hearts of Iron 3
expansion Semper Fi (32 player MP) is coming out on D-Day, June 6th:
* Players can now define their own Theatres with a simple dragbox system.
* The new Order of Battle Browser allows quick and easy reorganization of the entire Command Hierarchy.
* The Command Hierarchy is now directly represented on the map.
* A new Air Superiority map mode makes strategic air warfare easy.
* At game start, each country now gets to choose its own hidden Victory Conditions. Can your enemies guess your secret agenda?
* HQs under AI control now have separate aggressiveness stances for Land, Air and Naval operations.
* Countries can request specific actions from their allies for unprecedented cooperation.
* Technological progress can now be shared with your allies.
* Brigades can now be upgraded to more advanced types (e.g. Infantry to Motorized, or Artillery to Self Propelled Artillery.)
* New 1940 scenario fills a gap in the game's timeline.
* Hundreds of new events added to immerse players in their own versions of World War II, comparing the unfolding alternate timeline to real history.
* Mighty warships can be designated the Pride of the Fleet, which is both an opportunity and a risk.
* The AI has been improved in all areas, at all levels. It will defend in depth, marshal big naval taskforces and launch multi-stage invasions. It will perform more historical diplomacy and pursue a strategic production strategy.
* Multiplayer for up to 32 players
You would also need a copy of the original Hearts of Iron 3 game.
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It is a Global WWII strategy game, with over 10 thousand territories that make up the world's area. It allows you to play one of over 100 countries, and start in 1936 and on. Guiding your country through the years leading up to WWII can lead to different outcomes and alliances every time you play.
Although not a graphical game (so you don't need an expensive PC video card), for the strategy enthusiast it just might find a home. It has a steep learning curve, but options to have the AI run areas like Diplomacy, Espionage, etc. and let the player concentrate on the areas they want (like Military and Technology), make it easier to swallow the hundreds of options.